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2017 Sea-Air-Space Expo

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the 2017 Sea-Air-Space Expo.

Follow this page for live video and updates from the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, April 3-5.

The Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition was founded in 1965 as a means to bring the U.S. defense industrial base, U.S. private-sector companies and key military decision makers together for an annual innovative, educational, professional and maritime-based event. Sea-Air-Space is the largest maritime exposition in the U.S. and continues as an invaluable extension of the Navy League’s mission of maritime policy education and sea service support.

  • The 52nd annual Navy League Sea-Air-Space Exposition kicked off at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, April 3.
  • Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) logistics support to the P-8A aircraft, and the latest in uniform innovations are being featured in the NAVSUP booth #1205 at the Sea Air Space Exposition April 3-5.
  • U.S. and international military leaders came together to discuss the state of the global maritime environment at the annual Sea, Air & Space (SAS) exposition in National Harbor, Maryland, April 3.
  • The Navy’s top personnel officer highlighted Sailor 2025 initiatives Tuesday, at the Navy League’s 2017 Sea Air and Space Sea-Air-Space Exposition at National Harbor, Maryland.
  • Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard cyber and information warfare command leaders discussed the state of cyber operations across the sea services during the annual Sea, Air & Space (SAS) exposition in National Harbor, Maryland, April 4.

Monday panels

Sea Services Update

Sea Services Update

Moderator

  • Bradley Peniston
    Deputy Editor, DefenseOne

Scheduled panelists

  • Adm. William Moran
    Vice Chief of Naval Operations
  • Gen. Glenn Walters
    Assistant Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps
  • Adm. Charles Michel
    Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard
  • Joel Szabat
    Executive Director, Maritime Transportation (on behalf of Administrator)

Interoperability and Distributed Operations

Interoperability and Distributed Operations

Moderator

  • Bryan McGrath
    Hudson Institute

Scheduled panelists

  • Bill Williford
    Executive Director, Marine Corps Systems Command
  • Vice Adm. Sandra Stotz, U.S. Coast Guard
    Deputy Commandant, Mission Support
  • Vice Adm. Paul Grosklags
    Commander, NAVAIR
  • Vice Adm. Thomas Moore
    Commander, NAVSEA
  • Rear Adm. Christian Becker
    Commander, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command

Innovation for Operational Excellence

Innovation for Operational Excellence

Moderator

  • Emily Harman
    Director Office of Small Business Programs

Scheduled panelists

  • Vice Adm. Jonathan Woodcock, OBE
    Second Sea Lord, Royal Navy
  • Lt. Gen. Robert S. Walsh, U.S. Marine Corps
    Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration
  • Rear Adm. Joseph M. Vojvodich, U.S. Coast Guard
    Assistant Commandant for Acquisition and Chief Acquisition Officer (CG-9)
  • Rear Adm. David J. Hahn
    Chief of Naval Research, Director of Innovation, Technology Requirements, Test and Evaluation (ONR)
  • Vice Adm. Phillip Cullom
    Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Fleet Readiness and Logistics (OPNAV N4)

Strengthening Partnerships Through Innovation, Experimentation and Interoperability

Strengthening Partnerships Through Innovation, Experimentation and Interoperability

Moderator

  • Vice Adm. Krause
    Commander, Germany Navy

Scheduled panelists

  • Vice Adm. Kari Takanen
    Commander, Finnish Navy
  • Vice Adm. Valter Girardelli
    Chief, Italian Navy
  • Rear Adm. John Martin
    Chief of Navy, New Zealand
  • Rear Adm. Lars Saunes
    Chief, Royal Norwegian Navy

Tuesday panels

Cyber Operations in Sea Services

Cyber Operations in Sea Services

Moderator

  • Vice Adm. Jan Tighe
    Deputy chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare/ Director of Naval Intelligence

Scheduled panelists

  • Maj. Gen. Lori Reynolds
    Commander, Marine Forces Cyber Command
  • Rear Adm. Kevin Lunday
    Commander, Coast Guard Cyber Command (CG-6)
  • Rear Adm. Tim White
    Commander, U.S. Cyber National Mission Force
  • Vice Adm. Michael Gilday
    U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/ 10th Fleet (FCC/ C10F)

Sailor 2025: Preparing Sailors for Today, Tomorrow and Beyond

Sailor 2025: Preparing Sailors for Today, Tomorrow and Beyond

Moderator

  • Vice Adm. Robert Burke
    Chief of Navy Personnel

Scheduled panelists

  • Rear Adm. John Nowell
    Director, Military Personnel Plans and Policy (N13)
  • Vice Adm. Luke McCollum
    Chief of Navy Reserve
  • Rear Adm. Michael White
    Commander, Naval Education and Training Command
  • MCPON Steven Giordano
    Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy
  • Richard A. Brown
    Commander, Navy Personnel Command/ Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel
  • Rear Adm. Jeffrey Hughes
    Commander, Navy Recruiting Command

Security in the Arctic: Challenges and Opportunities

Security in the Arctic: Challenges and Opportunities

Moderator

  • Vice Adm. Charles Ray, U.S. Coast Guard
    Deputy Commandant for Operations

Scheduled panelists

  • Rear Adm. Nils Christian Wang
    Royal Danish Navy
  • Michael Emerson
    Director of Marine Transportation System Management (5PW) and Senior Arctic Advisor, U.S. Coast Guard
  • Rear Adm. Timothy Gallaudet
    Oceanographer of the Navy
  • Jeffery Hutchinson
    Commissioner, Canadian Coast Guard

Sealift: Logistics Matter

Sealift: Logistics Matter

Moderator

  • Rear Adm. Mark Buzby
    National Defense Transportation Association

Scheduled panelists

  • Rear Adm. Dee Mewbourne
    Military Sealift Command
  • Nancy Harned
    Executive Director, NECC
  • Scott DiLisio
    OPNAV N42
  • Kevin Tokarski
    Associate Administrator for Strategic Sealift

Wednesday panels

Naval Warfare Integration and Interoperability

Naval Warfare Integration and Interoperability

Moderator

  • Rear Adm. Michael Manazir
    Director, Naval Warfare Systems (N9)

Scheduled panelists

  • Rear Adm. Nancy Norton
    N2N6F
  • Maj. Gen. Christopher Owens, U.S. Marine Corps
    Director, Expeditionary Warfare (N95)
  • Rear Adm. Ron Boxall
    Director, Surface Warfare (N96)
  • Rear Adm. Bill Merz
    Director, Undersea Warfare (N97)
  • Rear Adm. DeWolfe Miller
    Director, Air Warfare (N98)

21st Century Warfare: Improving Readiness Through Technology

21st Century Warfare: Improving Readiness Through Technology

Moderator

  • Scott DiLisio
    Director, Strategic Mobility/Combat Logistics Division (N42)

Scheduled panelists

  • Col. James Jenkins
    Director of Science and Technology, Experiment Division, and Rapid Capability Office
  • Brig. Gen. Terry Williams
    Assistant Deputy Commandant for Installations and Logistics
  • Rear Adm. Michael Haycock, U.S. Coast Guard
    Director of Acquisition Programs and Program Director of Acquisition Services
  • Rear Adm. David Hahn
    Director, Office of Naval Research
  • Ashley Johnson
    NSWC Indian Head, EOD Division

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